UCI News

Nautilus, June 22, 2017
What Is Space?
Daniel Whiteson, professor of experimental physics at the University of California, Irvine, writes, “Is space just an infinite emptiness that underlies everything? Or is it the emptiness between things? What if space is neither of these but is a physical thing that can slosh around, like a bathtub full of water? It turns out that the nature of space itself is one of the biggest and strangest mysteries in the universe. So get ready, because things are about to get … spacey.”

U.S. News & World Report, June 21, 2017
SCOTUS to Decide Future of Travel Ban Case
“They have to decide whether to treat those two cases differently because the scope of the injunctions are different,” says Leah Litman, a constitutional law professor at University of California-Irvine who has closely followed the legal journey of the travel ban.

The Huffington Post, June 21, 2017
Just Say No To Government-Sponsored Lies About Marijuana
It turns out with many of the claims made by neoprohibitionist that the truth is the opposite, not just with neuroprotection but the therapeutic attributes. Cannabis treats psychosis, it doesn’t cause it. Read the research by Dr. Daniele Piomelli, professor of pharmacology at UC Irvine School of Medicine ….

The Sacramento Bee, June 21, 2017
Why it’s so bad that children get too much homework, not enough exercise
Shlomit Radom-Aizik, a pediatric exercise researcher at UC Irvine, recently told me that until we’re 23 or 24 is our big chance to build bone mass through running, jumping and other activity with some impact. After that, the best we can hope for is that exercise will maintain what we have.

Orange County Register, June 22, 2017
Punishing speech is wrong
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, writes: “I truly believe that freedom of speech is protected only when we safeguard the speech we don’t like. It is easy to protect the speech we agree with and find tasteful. We would let that happen anyway. Freedom of speech, on campuses and society, requires that we protect the speech we find offensive and even detest. That is the only way we can be sure that our speech will be protected when others find it offensive and detest it.”

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